A 65-year-old Tomerong man allegedly caught in a police operation with $37,000 worth of methylamphetamine or ice has been granted bail.
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David Raymond Taylor did not enter a plea to the charge of supplying a prohibited drug when he appeared in Nowra Local Court.
Court papers said Taylor was pulled over by police on Bolong Road, Bomaderry around 2.05pm on February 19. A search of the vehicle found 237 grams of ice, with an estimated street value of $37,000.
When stopped by police, Taylor claimed the vehicle “wasn’t his” and he was “borrowing it off a mate to help his daughter move house”.
During the search officers found a small red backpack behind the passenger’s seat which contained a large resealable plastic bag. Inside were eight smaller resealable plastic bags, each containing a quantity of ice.
Taylor allegedly told police he had “no knowledge of the bag or its contents”.
Court papers stated police had been monitoring Taylor’s movements and had witnessed him travel from Tomerong to Oak Flats in a white Toyota Triton to purchase drugs.
He allegedly arrived at an Oak Flats address around 12.55pm. Officers allege he entered the home and returned to the car a short time later getting a small red backpack before re-entering the home.
He allegedly returned to the car a short time later, driving south through Gerringong before officers stopped him at Bolong Road, Bomaderry.
Magistrate Gabriel Fleming granted Taylor strict bail, including a $10,000 surety from a acceptable person, that he must reside at Tomerong, report to police daily and not go near the property in Oak Flats.
He will be back in court on May 8.
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